Just like Apple's latest iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S5 could be made in plastic and metal versions

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 2:45pm IST Updated: Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 3:05pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Web Team
Collected reports and rumors point to high-end specs for the Galaxy S5, including the possibility of a Snapdragon 805 processor, 2K display, 16-megapixel camera; and a premium metal-body model.

Rumors have been excessive when it comes to the hugely anticipateed Samsung Galaxy S5. The newest on the list is that the phone, just like the latest iPhone, will be released in both plastic and metal versions.

Everything from price to specs have been leaked of the S5. Rumored to be released during Mobile Congress Week in February, the phone could push the Exynos 6 chipset to the premium metal version, keeping the Snapdragon 805 for the plastic version.

Sammobile in a report citing sources has revealed that the South Korean manufacturer will price the metal variant at 800 euros (approximately Rs. 67,000), and the plastic variant at 650 euros (approximately Rs. 54,500).

Possible specifications:

* QHD (1440x2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display
* Exynos 6 (believed to be the successor of the Exynos 5 chipsets)
* Snapdragon 805 processors
* 16-megapixel rear camera
* Android 4.4 KitKat
* Widely expected to come with iris recognition or eye-scanning technology for unlocking the phone.
* 5.0- or 5.2-inch display, making the pixel density an incredible 560ppi.
* 2900 mAh battery

There will also be a mini version of the S5, and a camera version called the Zoom, according to the Sammobile web site.

Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas last week, Lee Young Hee announced that the firm is hoping to release its next flagship phone between March and April - and admitted it will be called the Galaxy S5.

If the rumors are true, both the plastic and metal versions should be released in Korea by March and a gradual global rollout would happen eventually.

Wonder what other Apple-like moves Samsung might make? Fingerprint sensor technology perhaps?


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